“Leaving my girlhood behind”: woke witches and feminist liminality in Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

Authors: Henesy, M.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/34342/

Journal: Feminist Media Studies

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISSN: 1468-0777

Sabrina the Teenage Witch is a character who has been reimagined across multiple media platforms for several decades, most recently in the horror-inspired Netflix series Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. In this article I examine the way that Sabrina has evolved from a bubbly blonde comic character to a gothic representation of feminist resistance who challenges the status quo of both the magical and mortal worlds that she inhabits. I discuss how the series creates a dialogue with shows, films, political movements and events in contemporary culture to place itself within an already established teen discourse relating to the liminality of the female teen experience.

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